This is a new sound composite, produced by C. E. Price, of news footage of the Hindenburg explosion and Herb Morrison's reporting of the event. Both video and audio are in the public domain, as well as this particular composite. Other composites, similar to this one, could be in copyright. This one is free and clear to do with what you wish.
The entire film can be downloaded at: http://www.archive.org/details/hindenberg_explodes
May 18, 2020 Subject:
My Mom was There
She always told the story of when she was a little girl, and they lived right near the airfield, and Grandpa was a dirigible pilot, so when the Hindenburg sailed over their house they jumped in the car to go watch the landing, the disasterous outcome of which was etched in her memory forever as a 6 year old eye-witness.
April 12, 2018 Subject:
The first few seconds aren't from the Hindenburg Diseastor
The first 10 seconds aren't from the disaster, they're from another flight. Heck, I think that might even be the Graf, not the Hindenburg
March 30, 2018 Subject:
Why rip the announcer?
Yeah, no need to rip into Herb Morrison, his call is one of the legendary calls of a live disaster. I applaud him for actually being shaken by seeing people burned alive. Yeah, sadly the humanity he speaks about is hard to find these days with our callous mindset.
December 21, 2010 Subject:
Very impacting video. Criticizing Mr. Morrison's composure is distasteful. He wasn't reporting from a desk somewhere and didn't arrive on the scene after the crash. He was there to simply to report on the ship lumbering in and instead witnessed people being burned alive. Don't bust his chops for having compassion for his fellow man.
December 31, 2008 Subject:
Great video and audio quality of this classic footage.
Herb Morrison really loses it. His incoherent reaction to the explosion although classic; sets a standard for journalists on how NOT to react to catastrophe. The entire craft was engulfed in 34 seconds. Amazingly, 62 passengers out of the 97 aboard survived; however it ended the era of commercial passenger service in rigid, lighter-than-air crafts. It is a shame because the are so beautiful.
Ranzer, M.,(n.d.) . The hindenburg disaster. Encyclomedia website. Retrieved December 31, 2008 from http://www.encyclomedia.com/hindenburg.html